Borderlands

Borderlands

Borderlands

Walls and barriers have already been constructed across more than 650 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border. These barriers block wildlife migration, cause flooding and damage pristine wild lands, including wildlife refuges, wilderness areas, and national forests. Sierra Club Borderlands advocates for real solutions, such as comprehensive immigration reform with a path to citizenship, that address the root causes of complex border problems.


Border wall construction has blocked access to food and water resources and fragmented animal populations, leaving them vulnerable to genetic isolation, inbreeding and disease.

About Us

We are a coalition representing civil rights, faith, environmental, indigenous, LGBT, and border communities working together to protect the community, culture, land, wildlife, and environmental well-being of the border region.

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Real ID Waiver Authority Compromises Our Borderlands

Real ID Waiver Authority

The unprecedented power granted to the Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) by Section 102 of the Real ID Act has been used multiple times to "waive in their entirety" dozens of federal laws.

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A growing coalition of organizations across the country that have publicly opposed efforts to expand or replace the border wall.

Our Coalition

A list of local governments and organizations that are against the Wall.

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Film: Ay Mariposa

Ay Mariposa tells a story of La Mariposa, Zulema, and Marianna–three characters in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas whose lives are upended by plans to build a US-Mexico border wall. Watch the Film.

Photo Exhibit: Lens on the Border

Vibrant images of the Southwest landscape, the people, and the communities that have been impacted by walls and would be impacted by more border walls. See the Exhibit.

Storymap: Embattled Borderlands

The borderlands harbor some of North America’s rarest wild species and oldest human cultures. See storymap.

Support the Borderlands Project

Every dollar of your tax-deductible donation will be used to help stop further destruction from border policies and to enhance protections to ensure habitat resiliency in light of climate change impacts.

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March 24, 2020

Washington, DC-- Amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Trump administration continues constructing the border wall in several states-- using billions of dollars taken illegally from the military budget to fund the projects. To date, the Trump…

February 28, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Civil Liberties Union, Sierra Club, and Southern Border Communities Coalition today filed a new lawsuit challenging the Trump administration’s transfer of an additional $3.8 billion in military funds for border wall…

January 29, 2020

NEW: The Trump administration is currently carrying out miles of new border wall construction-- a result of the President’s national emergency declaration that allowed him to raid military funds for border wall construction. The Sierra Club is in an…

January 13, 2020

Washington, DC-- Today,the Washington Post reported that Trump will “divert an additional $7.2 billion in Pentagon funding for border wall construction this year, five times what Congress authorized him to spend on the project in the 2020 budget.”…

January 8, 2020

Oakland, CA—Sierra magazine’s January/ February edition is now on newsstands and arriving at subscribers’ homes. Highlights include: 

Photos courtesy of kristaschlyer.com.